“Cleaning anything involves making something else dirty, but anything can get dirty without something else getting clean.” —Laurence J. Peter
The Wednesday word Prompt on Susan and my alternate site, Weekly Prompts, is CONSIDERATENESS.
The main thrust of the story involves slovenly neighbors ( two individuals on the fourth floor) who bring their work home with them in an offensive and hazardous fashion. Their work boots transport a goodly portion of their job site up the stairs to their flats.
They both are construction workers and even before the first snowfall their boots left a trail of mud, small rocks and other debris up four flights of stairs to their respective suites.
They double or triple tapped and cleaned their boots on the steps as this photo indicates. The stairs have rubber coverings while the landings themselves are matted and this highlighted the muddied situation.
One day in particular they left a trail of rocks so thick that walking down the stairs with a laundry basket became hazardous. The person suffering the most from their offensive behavior was the house cleaner for the building who had to clean up the mess.He did this three times per week.
The background and the results are posted on the Weekly Prompts blog site.
This story does have a somewhat happy ending but I won’t give that away here. Check out the site and read more stories on the topic.
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